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Sustain Older People’s Food Campaign Support and advice

Meals on wheels case studies; stories of success

Despite cuts to meals on wheels services, some councils continue to champion them or to work with local partners to save and enhance their local service. Our case studies provide a range of examples of how it’s possible to continue services and invest in their development, bringing about a range of benefits to individuals, their families and the wider community and local economy. Importantly this isn’t about turning the clock back or saving services at any cost, these services are thriving because they have adapted to the new context, listened to their clients and maximised the value beyond the meal itself.  

Contact us if you would like to tell us about your service, join our e-forum to join a community of others working in this field, or visit download this short resource pack to read more about examples of what’s worked well.  

Other examples and resources 

Examples of meals on wheels services emerging during the Covid-19 outbreak 

Many established meals on wheels services are expanding their reach during Covid-19. There are also a wide range of services which have emerged during the pandemic, involving a many different organisations from the public, private and community sector. We couldn't possibly list all of these; below we list a range of exemplary projects. 

Advice on improving nutrition among older people 


Older People’s Food Campaign: Meals on wheels services support thousands of older people every day to stay independent in their own homes and enrich their lives.

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